How many days? One. Day tour around Sophia.

  Everyone of us, or at least most, do some itinerary before traveling. Its is always a significant question on the length of stay in each place, specially for a first-time  visitors. Capital, as usually the biggest city in the country, is no estrange to that doubt. Many of them in Europe vary from Barcelona, where you can stay for weeks, to smaller one where you can discover a place in just even less than few days. Good internet research always help to plan your trip better. And here I come with my blog post, to answer that questions.

So where are we this time? Sophia, a capital of Bulgaria, a beautiful country with stunning mountain range Vitosha, a volcanic mountain massif, on the outskirts the capital, visible all around. Vitosha is one of the symbols of Sofia and the closest site for hiking, alpinism and skiing. thought, when it comes to the rest of the country, I can not say that Sophia offers a lot. One day is all you need to discover the place. I would even suggest going to see Rila Monastery in the morning and do a sight-seen after. All could be done in one day. All the major attractions are very close buy, almost all located on one street. If you are staying in the city center area you can start your tour from Ancient Complex Serdica, site situated just above the Serdika metro station that displays the remains of the Roman city.

There is also a History Museum to see. Just 2 mins away you can see a Rotonda st. George, The Church of St George is an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia.

  Now heading forward on pl. Knyaz Aleksandar you can visit Ethnographic Museum (showcasing folk costumes & regional art & artifacts) and Russian Church. A bit further on a left hand side you can visit a stunning Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and primary tourist attractions. Heading more towards Crystal Palace, you can see on the way a building of a National Assembly.

Close by National Stadium Vasil Levski, as a very close by attraction too, but to be honest, can be skipped. At the end I would suggest adding a National Palace of Culture, but its located a bit far away, but can be easily reached by trolley line 1,2,5,8 and 9 just from the Crystal Palace.

This is a main itinerary for Sophia city center. Please keep in your mind that Rila Monastery is a must see place too, so if you want to spend one day around capital, please do add an extra day to see this stunning monastery hidden in a mountains.

Sticky drops of freshment, Skopje as Ive seen

  The stream of thoughts can probably come to loads of first time “Skopje arriver`s” minds. I guess mine was one of them. This small-sized capital of Macedonia creates an easy and quick access to the city center, so the surrounding architecture does strikes you right away! It can fool you so quickly, maybe even laugh at you a bit, with the mirror reflection you may give it back. The richness of almost overdone governments buildings can make you feel a bit striped off. You may be experiencing thinking that you haven’t seen quiet a capital like this before. What history did not leave, you can always bring it back, or can you really? The design and, co called project Skopje 2014, completely transformed the way Skopje city center looks like today. There are loads of stories, loads of reasons behind this “clearly original” change saying in plainest language possible. Big money got involved too. And there is that sour question at the end of your tong: who is this really for? Tourists, as in the first place? It’s not a secret that it is one of the fastest, more and more popular, and reachable growing industry. How about the people? How do they find themself around? And yet we still have a government, responsible for. Yes! A show off, or the way to stand out to bust the tourism way. But you really have to get to the bottom of all this. The path trough, almost baroque kitsch like drooping richness of, Skopje may leave you with loads of questions. Finding out more about point of view of locals may lead to a general disappointment, of yet again, showcase of a thick unbreakable money/power line between poor and rich.

 

 Tis, once plain, maze of Europe became a place for many neo-classic buildings and bridges along the river. Perhaps too white, too clean to fake you. Buildings may turn out too difficult to help you to get the vibe of travelling in the past. Yet, you can’t really say they are not impressive. Shall we be grateful Macedonia is showing us how newly done acropolis possibly looked like for Greeks back in a days? Perhaps. Could be a plus. It can be left only for an individual opinion. But the feeling of fakery is still a bit present. The project has two main aims: to draw in more tourists and to try to reclaim aspects of the country’s history from neighbouring Greece, appealing to the patriotism of many ethnic Macedonians. Walking by the rich bronze statues full of bridges definitely wont make your eye sore. You gladly will take your camera to photograph the things around. You will see, you will capture and then you will start to think. How? I do not see any problem investing in tourism. I do adore Moroccan king for doing so. So do Moroccans, as I spoke with many of them. Yet, the King do it differently. He want to keep the culture present, but just making the country more accessible, safe and inviting. But here we have a bit different situation.

 

We are discussing a country  where 21.5% of the population live below poverty line with minimal wage at 231 Euros. Macedonia is also very vulnerable to economic developments in Europe, with a strong banking and trade ties and dependent on regional integration and progress toward EU membership for continued economic growth. And yet on another hand we have a government spending loads of public founds. It been known that cost lay somewhere between €200-€500m (depending on who you talk to) and may have resulted in drop in minimal wage. Yet we have a beautiful new buildings and statues. Quiet two opposite situation that divided the nations. The project, known as Skopje 2014, instigated by prime minister Nikola Gruevski, is just as questionable and arguably as diverse as it was when first announced.

  Many Macedonians are questioning the scheme’s vast public expense – not to mention its aesthetic qualities. We have also this sticky problem of complete ignorance towards a very large Muslim community, religion and culture that, sadly, did not get to participate in project. I visited Skopje in March 2017. Being around city center area for few days, I witness antigovernment demonstrations everyday, thought peaceful, yet shouting for attention a lot.  But there’s no doubting it has put the city on the tourist map. 

 

 Foreign visitors used to come to Skopje primarily to wander around the beautiful Old Bazaar district, with its alleys, mosques and old hilltop fort. But now they can go in less than five minutes from drinking a Turkish coffee among people and architecture that wouldn’t be out-of-place in a traditional city of the Middle East, to being surrounded by faux-classical European architecture and imagery. Maybe not a bad thing. Diversity. Something for us. 

 

  So where this all bring us, tourist, the recipients of the project? I hope very close to Skopje. You have to remember that it is one of the most amazing countries in Europe, with magnificent landscape, mountain ranges, canyons (Matka Canyon) and lakes. All that comes at a very affordable price. Public transport is good and very cheap. People are very friendly and possible to interact to in English. Food is absolutely a heaven with a kebab to die for! So yes! Weather the project of 2014 worked or not, we will have to leave it for individual opinion. I think even for the one who are not so keen on it, Macedonia will not be disappointed in any single way. I absolutely loved my time in this Balkan country. I’ve met loads of warm people, and I saw a beauty of landscape. I am satisfy, happy and richer than the newly build Skopje surrounded architecture.

Postcard from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Following the footsteps of our one and only Mother Nature, it’s clearly quiet significant that the Balkans are the quintessence of her arty work in Europe. This area notably stands out with their beautifully turquoise colored rivers, that you just want jump in to, amazing high range of mountains and a clear Adriatic Sea coast. What more would you wish for. The locals surly are aware of the beautiful land, they are very fortunate to live on mentioning it on every possible occasion. I personally left my heart in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rich culture, spread by the different nations, history and still fresh feel of shadow of the violent war from 90s participate in the way Bosnia and Herzegovina looks like today. Thought most of the cities, like Sarajevo, has been almost fully rebuild, so well that you can hardly notice sights of any fights, the memories are still held in minds of most of the people who got to witness the horror of these dark days. Yet locals are happy nova days cherishing every moment, enjoying the daily life, sharing a smile.  It seems for me that architects had an easy job creating what you can call today’s urban panorama trough all the centuries. Designing anything from houses, town halls, churches to mosques could just possibly not go wrong in such a magnificent environment. It almost feel like the nature already did most of the work here. The history also made Bosnia and Herzegovina very unique. The influence of the different religions could be spot on every street in every town. The “fantasy” medieval castles and fortresses proudly stands next to the Ottoman influenced architecture. It looks like a chest board with the difference that all black and white squares, trough some historical conflicts, became to an acceptance, unity, tolerance and friendship? Is it too early to use the last world? No…..not in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that’s why I love it.

   Cities and towns are not to busy, not to crowded, people seems less stressed and rushed than western civilization. Balkans are still very undiscovered and untouched by mass tourism.sarajevo2.jpg This fact makes it easy to find a peacefulness literally just around the corner. 10 minutes drive from Sarajevo already can bring you to the stunning river side, lake or forest where’s nobody around, just you and nature. It gives you also the opportunity to listen to the most noncommercial music in the world….the music of nature. Birds, waters, even wind can enhance your experience around this remarkable landscape.

  Thought mentioning the virginity of this part of the Europe, please note that accommodation can be found easily in most of the places in Bosnia. The infrastructure works well too, makes it accessible from every neighborhood  country or just between domestic towns.  Hostels are cute, nice, very clean and affordable even for a budget backpacker. Eating out, whether it is a traditional meal or just a good old pizza, wont make any difference from own cooking as of taste and price.  ss.jpgMerchants are very friendly and not pushy whatsoever, they really don’t try to just make money of you. They will be around to help, but also will leave you in peace, giving you some space. That`s makes the experience of walking in old towns nicer. Yet, there is so many cute things from tea pots, glasses, dishes to cloths, you will be back to your hotel with a full bag. Why not, if you can, it really is 3 times cheaper than in Western Europe, not even mentioning the uniqueness of the staff there. I personally had to thrown away few pairs of jeans and shoes to make a space for the things I purchased there. Well worth it!DSC_0706

   Most of the people speak a very good English, the rest can communicate well too. This fact is very important in making connections with locals. You can hear loads of stories about the war that can give you a very good image if these past years. Though, you can clearly see that people moved on, yet they do well remember those bloody, violent, dark days that took so many lives. People went trough a lot, seen a lot and experienced. Hard to believe that western countries turned their back on. Though past shows very well that less resource less help you can get. History is the worst teacher ever, I got to know.

   But what war cannon take is the beauty of the land. Clearly Bosnia and Herzegovina got the most outstanding and most pretty rivers, lakes and hills in this part of the world. What else should I add to convince you to visit this country? I hope nothing. Be happy, appreciate what you have, respect others, travel, if you can, and visit this stunning country that will not disappoint you in any way.

Goulash vs KFC-Budapest with kids

  As one of a very few capitals in the world to have a thermal baths in the city center, as a cool attraction to start with, along with a pretty hills around and amazing architecture, Budapest clearly outshine most of the capitals in this part of the Europe. Yet again, thought more and more popular as a city break destination, still not as popular as it should be, as it deserved. Easter part of Europe, and mostly Balkans, are one of the best places to travel on this continent. I really do think it is finally a time for tourists to start putting pins to the opposite side on a map of Europe.

  Very similar introduction of the city, you can find in many of my blogs, to start my post with, yet, going to be a little bit different. This time I did not travel solo, as always. I was accompanied by my sister and her two kids, changing a little bit my usual experience from crazy, almost obsessive huger for discovery, to a very lazy, ice-cream eating trip. Having said that, I enjoyed it a lot! Especially our fun in one of the biggest aqua park in this part of the Europe, something I would never do as a solo visitor.

 

What you will enjoy most

  • Stunning building of Parliament

    Definitely my favorite, neo-Gothic, neo-Romanesque and neo-Baroque, located by Danube River, the building of Parliament is one of the most impressive government quarters in the world. Must be seen from three different points of view: Castle Hill, to see blended panorama around; from the river, while taking a boat; and from the paths surrounded by. Thought when it comes to the time, evening makes this political building looking lake a fairy tale castle full of magic. My nieces really did enjoy and appreciate the view.

    EU with valid passport can enjoy a free tour of Budapest’s Parliament Building.

  • St. Stephen’s Basilica

    Impressive St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Budapest that can hold up to 8,500 people. Located in the city center, it is hardly to be missed. Although in architectural terms it’s a cathedral, it was given the title of ‘basilica minor’ by Pope Pius XI in 1931. Even that it took more than 50 years to build it, kids were not so impressed ;). 

  • Soak in the thermal bath

    Hungary is a land of thermal springs, and Budapest remains the only capital city in the world that is rich in thermal waters with healing qualities. I love them, but couldn’t really try. Please don’t make the same mistake. I can be a perfect relaxed day after a busy night out.

  • Tasting traditional food at Central Market Hall

    Built at the end of the 19th century, the Central Market Hall (officially called ‘Központi Vásárcsarnok’ in Hungarian) is the largest indoor market in Budapest. Located very close to the Chain Bridge could make a fantastic attraction while near by. Perfect also to try some very traditional food as sausages, meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. Market offers also plenty of vendors selling handicrafts, clothing, embroidery, chessboards and other souvenirs. Paprika and Tokaji are also sold there. Fish market is located in the bottom part, along with the drug store and small Asian grocery. Important to add that while focusing on Hungarian products, on International Gastro Days (Fridays and Saturdays), the Central Market Hall also features the food and cuisine of a foreign country.

  • Take a stroll on Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square 

    Nothing better than to just take a walk via Andrássy Avenue to finish at the largest and most impressive square of the city that Laid out in 1896 to mark the thousandth anniversary of Hungary, Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere). Located also near the City Park, Heroes’ Square is one of the most visited sights in Budapest.

  • Discover historic Castle Hill

    The historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. Completed first in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769. Constructed high on the hill became on of the most notable places in Budapest, from where, except the streets and building, you can view the beautiful panorama of the capital. Significantly enjoyed by kids and adults.

  • Spot the beautiful panorama from the top of Gellért Hill

    The hill was named after bishop Gellért (Gerard), who was thrown to death from the hill by pagans in the fight against Christianity in 1046. His statue, which faces Elizabeth Bridge (Erzsébet hid) and holds a cross, can be seen from many parts of Pest. At the top of the hill is the Citadel (Citadella), a fortress built by the Habsburgs after defeating Hungary’s War of Independence in 1849. Hill is located between the Castle Hill and Chain Bridge.

  • Take a free walking tour

    The city of Budapest offers many free tours run on a daily basis, that covers different parts and different attractions. Definitely work joining in to one, I think especially around the Castle Hill and Parliament.

    What kids will enjoy most

  • Aquapark

    One of the best places for families to enjoy. Aquaworld is one of the largest indoor water theme parks in Europe. There are 17 pools, including a swimming pool, a wave pool and a surf pool, and 11 slides. What else kids would ask for? Out-door swimming pools? Also available to enjoy there along with separate area called kids’ world, with children’s pool, slides and a playhouse. Aquaworld is surly a family favorite one. 15 of the 17 pools are open all year around, and one of the large indoor pools is connected to a heated outdoor pool also open throughout the year. As much as water can be enjoyed on every single level, the restaurant does not offer a great range of food, luckily goulash soup was available to try with freshly made bun.

    Getting to Aquaworld: A free shuttle bus runs every day between Heroes’ Square and Aquaworld. Taxi from the city center will cost around 30 euros.

  • Main park on the island called Margaret Island

    One of the best places to spend a Sunday afternoon. Margaret Island, apart from being an amazingly big and green park located on Danube River right in the city center, offers loads of activities like: bicycle rental, indoor & outdoor pools, playgrounds, a small petting zoo, kids vehicles rental and more.  Loads of small restaurants, food stands and ice cream vans are all around to pick a snack, lunch or dinner. No traffic make it ideal for a family outing, where loads of activities can be enjoyed. Margaret Island is not only a popular destination during the day, as it comes alive after sunset too. Definitely kids favorite place after aquaworld, even for a whole day. Can be rich from the land (from the bridge) or by boat. But the last one is the coolest transport to choose from, at a very affordable price.

  • Chain Bridge

    Spanning the Danube between Clark Ádám tér (Buda side) and Széchenyi István tér (Pest side), the Chain Bridge (Lánchid) was the first to permanently connect Buda and Pest. Kids loved it as of the possibility of hiking the bridge and taking a photo.

  • Cruise on Danube River

    The magnificent scenic divider and connector of Buda and Pest is best discover from a cruise or a ship. The first one offer a relaxing daytime sightseeing cruise that includes a stroll through Margaret Island. Quicker and cheaper options is probably offers on one of the public boats marked as D11, D12 (that run during the week) and D13 (that runs on weekends).

  • Fast food

    As much as I would love them to try more of traditional food, kids just loved the fact that pizza slices and gyros was available on every single corner. Not much to add to this one really.

  • Balaton Lake

    Perfect for a one day trip to take a break from busy streets of Budapest. The beautiful lake of Balaton is located 135 km from the capital, and can be reached by bus, train or car. I think second option is probably the best (around 25$ with return) as the main railway station is close to the city center with underground stop just under. Best time to visit the lake is between June until the end of August. The average water temperature of 25 °C makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks, or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake.

  • Small parks with playgrounds

    Small parks with playground for the kids are available in every areas in Budapest, even in the city center. The most important thing about them is, that they are very clean and safe as there is usually a bodyguard during the day and night, that is making sure, that no alcohol is consumed. Smoking is prohibited as well. 

Tenerife in photos

  Definitely would not recommend Tenerife as a holiday destination to anyone for a few good reasons, I will spare writing about, thought a very special place to me on another hand. My first solo trip and time when my feel of endless love for traveling and hanger for discovery began. Hers some photos of this very important week capturing this Spanish island, uncapturing myself at the same time.

Guide on Lisbon with entrance fesses and directions

  This time, spearing you some hassle to read, and me some trouble to write a brief description about Lisbon to start with, I will take you straight to must see places once in capital of Portugal. Thought, there are many free tours available to pick with a schedule offering almost any possible time and many places to start from, somehow there are travelers out there like myself, who always prefer to do everything alone in their own time. This kind of a “extremely social and normal” group of world wonderers, again like myself, may find my guide useful. If you are planning to spend some time there and visit loads of places, I would suggest getting a Lisboa Card, that can get you a free admission to many places and ride Lisbon’s metro, buses, and trams. Anyway, so what is worth seeing in Lisbon then?

  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    This imperious 15th-century Manueline monastery was built to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s “discovery” of India that is also his resting place. The main attraction is the delicate Gothic chapel that opens up on to a grand monastery, in which some of Portugal’s greatest historical figures are entombed. 

    Address: Praça do Império, Belem. You can take a tram 15 from the city center.

    Entrance fee: 10€. Free on the 1st Sunday of each month and with Lisboa Card. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos + Museu Nacional de Arqueologia: 12€. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos + Torre de Belém + Museu Naciona de Arqueologia + Museu de Arte Popular + Museu Nacional de Etnologia + Museu dos Coches: 25€.

 Open 10AM-5PM (Oct.-April), 10AM-6PM (May-Sept.). Closed Mondays.

 

  • A monument to sea exploration

    The 50m-high Padrão dos Descobrimentos (above) was built to mark 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death – one of Portugal’s greatest sailors. You can also get a nice view of the mouth of the River Tagus. 

    Address: Avenida de Brasilia, Belem. Accessible by tram number 15 from the city center.

    Entrance fee: free.

    Open: 10AM-6PM (Closed Mondays).

  • Torre de Belém

    UNESCO world heritage site and one of Portugal’s most famous monuments perhaps is a great suggestion to start with.Very close to the city center and harbor, Gothic tower dates back to 1500. Towers are close to Jeronimos Monastery, just further to the west.

    Address: Belém Tower, Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, you can take a tram 15 from the center.

    Entrance fee: 6€ or free with the Lisboa Card. Jerónimos Monastery /Tower of Belém: 12€.

    Open: October to May  from 10.00AM to 5.30PM (last admission at 5.00PM)  May to September From 10.00AM to 6.30PM (last admission at 5.00PM). Closed: Mondays and 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June and 25 December.

     

  • Castelo de São Jorge

    Towering dramatically above Lisbon, the mid-11th-century hilltop fortifications of Castelo de São Jorge sneak into almost every snapshot. Roam its snaking ramparts and pine-shaded courtyards for superlative views over the city’s red rooftops to the river.

    Address: Castelo de S. Jorge 1100º 129 Lisboa. The nearest metro station is Rossio (Green Metro Line) but involves a 20 minute walk. Mini bus service 37 goes directly to the main entrance, while the tram 28 is more enjoyable option but does require a slight walk.

    Entrance fee: 8.50€/5.00€/20.00€ adult/child/family.

    Open: 09:00AM to 09:00PM (peak season) and 09:00AM to 06:00PM (low season).

  • Take a tram 28

    The Remodelado trams were built in the 1930s, and we recommend the very pretty Tram 28 route. You can jump off and explore one of the passing neighborhoods, or use it as a way to get up the steep hills. Highly recommended to do so to explore the city. The route screeches through the hills of Alfama before passing through downtown Baixa and on to the Estrela basilica.

    Entrance fee: Single ticket for this 40 minute tour of Lisbon costs 1.45€ when purchased from the ticket machines in the metro, 2.90€ when bought from the driver.DSC_052.jpg

  • Elevador de Santa Justa: An Antique Elevator With City Views

    A very odd-looking Santa Justa Lift, a neo-Gothic elevator and the most eccentric and novel means of public transport in the city, creates a very interesting panorama next to surrounded buildings. It was built as a means of connecting the Baixa with the Largo do Carmo in the Bairro Alto neighborhood, a trendy area of the city. At first glance, its riveted wrought-iron frame and battleship-grey paint conjure images of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and there is a connection: the French architect Raoul Mésnier du Ponsard, an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, designed the elevator, which was inaugurated in 1901.

    Address: south east of Praça Dom Pedro IV (Rossio Square) in the Baixa district and the closest metro station is Rossio. In the city center.

    Entrance fee: 2.80€

    Open: 7.00AM-11PM.

  • Main square in the city is Praça do Comércio 

    The main square in the city is Praça do Comércio, a lively place with restaurants on both sides.

  • Cool down on the beautiful beach in Cascais

    Close by Cascais can be a perfect place for a break from the busy streets of city. The beach in very beautiful and it is only 30 minutes away from Lisbon, so could be a perfect one day trip to rest, swim, get a sunbath and just relax.

    Train ticket: A single ticket from Lisbon to Cascais costs €2.15/€1.10 (adult/child). There are no return tickets so the price of a return would be €4.30/€2.20 (two single tickets).

    During daylight hours there is a departure every 20 minutes. The last trains of the night depart from both Cascais and Lisbon at 0:30am, 1:00am and 1:30am (correct at spring 2017).

  • Sé: Lisbon’s Imposing Cathedral

    Cathedral is a wonderful ancient complex that is steeped in history and no holiday to Lisbon is complete without visiting this magnificent monument.DSC_0553.jpg

    Address: Sé Lisbon is situated on the main road from Baixa to Alfama. The nearest metro station is Rossio (Green Metro Line) but involves a 20 minute walk. Mini bus service 37 goes directly to the main entrance, while the tram 28 is more enjoyable option but does require a slight walk.

    Entrance fee: 2.50€/1.00€ (adult/child).

    Open: 7:00AM until the evening mass, held in Portuguese, at 07:00PM.

  • Take the Lavra funicular to Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara as 2 in 1

    This is one of the most attractive viewpoints, with a pleasant garden and the castle standing on the opposite side. It is especially beautiful at night when the city is lit up below. Best to take the iconic Lavra funicular to climb up the hill of mirador.

    Address: Largo da Anunciada – Rua Câmara Pestana for Lavra funicular, then the viewpoint is just on a right hand side.

    Entrance fee: 3.60€ (return) for funicular rides (one-way tickets not available).

    Open: Monday to Saturday 7:50AM to 7:55PM, Sunday and public holidays 9:00AM to 7:55PM for Lavra funicular.

     

Getting from the Airport to the city center in Wrocław

   Welcome to Wrocław, the coolest city on Earth. The best place on the planet. Most beautiful, amazing, interesting, with the tastiest food ever and the best nightlife, you will experience. Yes, you guessed it right, I am from there. Been born there, raised, studied and worked. Welcome to my home. However, since I wont pick you up from the airport, at least I can guide you on getting from there to your hotel.

Bus

  Nice, easy and cheap option. The bus stand is located just outside the main entrance on the right hand side and runs very frequently (mostly every 20 minutes). The number is 106, but no need to remember that, as it is the only one there anyway. See the timetable below. The ticket cost 3 złote (less than 0.80$) and is valid for a single journey. Ultimately, for the same price, you can buy a time one for 30 minutes, if you need to change. Students and pupils have 50% off on all public transport, but I am not sure if polish authorities do accept foreign student cards. You can buy a ticket at the kiosk inside the airport, from the dispenser close the stand, or just from the machine inside the bus, that is , actually, inside every public transport in Wroclaw, but accepts only cards. The bus will terminate at the main railway and bus station (called Dworcowa), from where you can continue your journey, if Wrocław is not your final destination. The railway station will be just in front of you, and the bus station is hidden behind it.

   For the city center (where your hotel/hostel probably will be) you have to get off just one stop before the last one. The stand is called Renoma, and from there you will, I assume, just walk to your accommodation. It takes around 30-40 minutes to get to the city center, unless traffic is very bad.

106: PORT LOTNICZY (Airport bus stop)

PORT LOTNICZY – DWORCOWA

Airport-Main railway/bus station

W dni robocze (Mon-Fr)
Sobota (Saturday)
Niedziela (Sunday)
05 20 43 53W
06 03 23 38 53W
07 03 18 35
08 01 26 40Z 53
09 13 28 53
10 13 28 53
11 13 28 53
12 13 28 53
13 13 38 53
14 02 10 25 50
15 08 24 49
16 08 24 50
17 07 29 42 54
18 09 31 56
19 11 21 31
20 03 33
21 03 33
22 03 18 33
23 04 34G
05 32 52
06 12 32 52
07 12 32 52
08 12 32 51
09 11 31 51
10 11 31 51
11 11 31 51
12 11 31 51
13 11 31 51
14 11 31 51
15 11 31 51
16 11 31 51
17 11 31 51
18 11 31 51
19 11 31 58
20 12Z 33
21 03 33
22 03 33
23 04 34G
05 32 52
06 12 32 52
07 12 32 52
08 12 32 51
09 11 31 51
10 11 31 51
11 11 31 51
12 11 31 51
13 11 31 51
14 11 31 51
15 11 31 51
16 11 31 51
17 11 31 51
18 11 31 51
19 11 31 58
20 12Z 33
21 03 33
22 03 33
23 04 34G

Price: 0.80$ 

Length: 30-40 minutes

Taxi

  Nice, quick and comfortable way. Please always agree on the price before getting in! You shouldn’t pay more than 50-60 złoty to the city center area. That`s around 15$. Taxis are just outside the main entrance, and driver should speak good/enough English.

Price: 15$

length: 15-20 minutes

Other

  I am sorry, but there are no more options. The tram does not go there, and we do not have an underground. Walking is not an option, since the airport is on the edge of the city.

Please contact me if you need any tips. I will be more than happy to help and thank you for visiting my city 🙂